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Eleven Dykema Attorneys Named “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

Special Honor Limited to Single Attorney in Each Practice, Metropolitan Area

September 12, 2012

Dykema announces that eleven of its practitioners have been named “Lawyers of the Year” in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America. The “Lawyer of the Year” honor is exceptionally rare, conferred upon a single attorney in each practice area within a designated metropolitan area. The award reflects exceptionally high marks—for talent, accomplishments and integrity—derived from the rigorous peer-review assessments conducted by Best Lawyers throughout the year. The “Lawyer of the Year” commendation underscores the respect earned by those select practitioners from leading lawyers in that same practice within the community. 

Dykema attorneys who earned Best Lawyers’ 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” honors, as identified by practice area and geography, are:

  • Susan Artinian—“Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants (Detroit)
  • Albert Ernst—“Lawyer of the Year” in Natural Resources Law (Lansing)
  • James P. Feeney—“Lawyer of the Year” in Product Liability Litigation-Defendants (Detroit)
  • Ann D. Fillingham—“Lawyer of the Year” in Public Finance Law (Lansing)
  • Dennis M. Haffey—“Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions (Detroit)
  • Patrick F. Hickey—“Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-ERISA (Detroit)
  • Howard B. Iwrey—“Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Antitrust (Detroit)
  • Donald C. Lampe—“Lawyer of the Year” in Financial Services Regulation Law (Charlotte)
  • William J. Perrone— “Lawyer of the Year” in Government Relations Practice (Lansing)
  • Joseph A. Ritok—“Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Labor & Employment (Detroit)
  • Stephen L. Tupper—“Lawyer of the Year” in Information Technology Law (Detroit)